Re: What is to be done?

The Low Golden Willow (
Tue, 25 Mar 1997 06:02:52 -0800 (PST)

On Mar 24, 10:57pm, Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

} If you ask how many people whose opinions--in the absence of any
} direct experience of mine--I value so highly that I might actually
} re-examine my own ideas in light of their disagreement, then yes,
} there are very few of those indeed. I see absolutely no reason
} why I should give any creedence at all to J. Random Ph.D. or
} John Q. Bestseller.

When we're discussing the nature of political possibility, I think the
population economists would think of is not the dozens or hundreds of
highly educated or popular people, but the millions and billions of
people who have had their little inputs into society. When, for
example, you advocate anarchist solutions, you are saying that all
societies, for all of human history, have been making the same mistake
of having government. That's a very strong claim. Can you pit your
logic and experience against the thought and experience of billions of

And once you have, can you convince those people that you're not nuts to
begin with?

Merry part,
-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-) <*>

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